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Maximum sentence for jealous 63 year old man

A 63-year-old man was this week sentenced to 24 years in prison for shooting his ex-wife and her boyfriend to death in Maçãs de Dona Maria, Alvaiázere.

The Criminal Court of Alvaiázere has...

Hoe killer

A Portuguese man has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for killing his cousin with a hoe after an argument last year over an irrigation system in Adaúfe, Braga.

The court proved that the...

Prison outbreak in Coimbra

An outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting left 38 inmates in need of medical attention at Coimbra prison on Saturday, July 12.

Most of those affected were treated by INEM medical teams at the...

Just as Portugal’s border police reinforce their presence at Faro and Lisbon airports for the summer months, news emerged this week that an international human trafficking network involving 11...

It’s been hailed as a “big step forward” in the fight against animal cruelty – a draft law that criminalises animal abuse and abandonment cases was approved today (July 16) in Parliament with...

Portugal was the European Union country that registered the biggest decrease (-3.6%) in industrial output in May, revealed statistical office Eurostat which compared figures with the previous...

Controversial ‘green taxes’ in the pipeline

Environment || A whole new batch of 39 ‘green taxes’, which if approved would lead to increases in the cost of everything from fuel and plane tickets to plastic bags, has been put forward by a...

'Stop the McCann circus' signs in Praia da Luz

With two futile weeks of ground searching and the questioning of four unlikely suspects still fresh in the memory, a former Scotland Yard commander had a new idea. In a report in the Mail on...

Tax workers told to get out of the office to check invoicing systems

Finanças || Portugal’s tax authorities want to make sure businesses are complying with invoicing rules implemented in 2013 and will be making special visits to check that their electronic...

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